1. NASA’s Successful Launch, Deployment, and Retrieval of LOFTID – An Innovative Inflatable Heat Shield  SciTechDaily
  2. NASA Heat Shield That Could Land Humans on Mars Aces Space Test Ride  CNET
  3. NASA launched an inflatable flying saucer, then landed it in the ocean  The Seattle Times
  4. We Asked a NASA Technologist: How Do Spacecraft Slow Down? [Video]  SciTechDaily
  5. NASA’s Inflatable Decelerator Heat Shield Passes Re-Entry Test With Flying Colours; Could Help Colonise Mars Faster  The Weather Channel
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On the morning of November 10, an Atlas V rocket launched JPSS-2, NOAA’s newest environmental satellite into orbit. Hitching a ride on the rocket was NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID). This mission demonstrated a cross-cutting aeroshell — a type of heat shield

NASA’s Successful Launch, Deployment, and Retrieval of LOFTID – An Innovative Inflatable Heat Shield

NASA’s Successful Launch, Deployment, and Retrieval of LOFTID – An Innovative Inflatable Heat Shield

How do spacecraft slow down? Rigid heat shields and retropropulsion have been the favorites of engineers for years. Now NASA is testing a new inflatable heat shield technology that could allow us to carry even larger payloads to worlds with atmospheres. Launched on November 10 aboard a United Lau

We Asked a NASA Technologist: How Do Spacecraft Slow Down? [Video]

We Asked a NASA Technologist: How Do Spacecraft Slow Down? [Video]

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LOFTID, an inflatable 'aeroshell', launched from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in California on Thursday at 04:49am ET (09:49 GMT).LOFTID, an inflatable 'aeroshell', launched from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in California on Thursday at 04:49am ET (09:49 GMT).

NASA launches a huge flying saucer-like inflatable heat shield | Daily Mail Online

NASA sent a giant inflatable device to space and then brought it back down from orbit, splashing in the ocean near Hawaii.NASA sent a giant inflatable device to space and then brought it back down from orbit, splashing in the ocean near Hawaii.

NASA launched an inflatable flying saucer, then landed it in the ocean | The Seattle Times

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The heatshield demonstration launched aboard ULA's last Atlas V launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.The heatshield demonstration launched aboard ULA's last Atlas V launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

LOFTID: NASA just tested an inflatable heatshield for planetary exploration in orbit

NASA's inflatable heat shield is not unlike a bouncy castle that can be packed away when not in use, as The New York Times' Kenneth Chang suggested.NASA's inflatable heat shield is not unlike a bouncy castle that can be packed away when not in use, as The New York Times' Kenneth Chang suggested.

NASA Disputes Calling Its Inflatable Heat Shield a "Bouncy Castle"

The fascinating heat shield demonstration is expected to happen shortly after 4:25 a.m ET on Thursday.The fascinating heat shield demonstration is expected to happen shortly after 4:25 a.m ET on Thursday.

NASA to Test Inflatable Heat Shield on Thursday Morning

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LOFTID soared into space and back again Thursday (Nov. 10), splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on a crucial test of aeroshell technology for human Mars missions.LOFTID soared into space and back again Thursday (Nov. 10), safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on a crucial test of aeroshell technology for eventual human Mars missions.

NASA's inflatable flying saucer aces Mars heat shield reentry test | Space

The Loftid inflatable heat shield took a test ride from low-Earth orbit down to the Pacific Ocean.The Loftid inflatable heat shield took a test ride from low-Earth orbit down to the Pacific Ocean.

NASA Heat Shield That Could Land Humans on Mars Aces Space Test Ride - CNET